EMQ’s with VAYA

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EMQ’s with VAYA

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Canadian Ameridian Rock band VAYA. Huge thanks to them for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Phil: My name’s Phil, I play the guitar and the band started more than 2 years ago. Vaya created the band then Raph’ joined her and then I joined them too. The band is based on the Indians of North America, so we play Ameridian Rock and it’s influenced by the legend of the white wolf.

VAYA: Hey there. Yes, VAYA is the voice of the elders. I am playing everything that can be an expression of music. Basically I am the lead singer and composer.

How did you come up with your band name?

VAYA: As said before. We just answered to the call of the white wolf and are now dancing around the sacred fire 😉

What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?

Phil: I’m from Switzerland and yes there are a few metal scenes there but I don’t know much about that.

VAYA: Where am I from? You mean in this actual life? 😀 (Laugh) I can’t answer that question; I am still working on it to have the real truth 😉

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

VAYA: A first double album called VAYA. A limited edition of 1,000 copies numbered by hand, so let’s choose your favourite number 😉
You can discover some of our songs on videos and more on wwww.vaya-official.com

Who have been your greatest influences?

Phil: The guitarist of “Extreme” Nuno Bettencourt is my greatest guitar hero and I’m very influenced by Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and the guitarists of “Iron Maiden” too!

VAYA: Jim Morrison, Native Indians of North America and classical music!

What first got you into music?

Phil: When I was a kid, my mom played a lot of piano and my dad the guitar. First, I started learning the piano with my mom and then, the guitar with my dad. Later, I started taking guitar lessons with a teacher and that’s where I started playing the guitar seriously!

VAYA: I did not have the choice. Music chose me “officially” since I was 3 years old.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

VAYA: Jack White.

Phil: I’d choose “Extreme”!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

VAYA: I love to be on scene so every festival in the world!

Phil: I’d choose Wembley, lol coz it must be so amazing and so awesome too!!!!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Phil: Oh, I never received any gift from a fan, lol!

VAYA: a kiss? ;-P

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

VAYA: WE LOVE YOU!

Phil: Have fun, enjoy and keep on rocking!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

VAYA: my Jim M.

Phil: I’d say Bon Scott, former singer from AC/DC.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

VAYA: feeling full of life and creativity unlimited.

Phil: I love playing on stage in front of an enthusiastic audience and going on tour! I hate when we have bad conditions in the places where we play and when people aren’t friendly with us!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Phil: I don’t know, better promote new bands!

VAYA: More focus on authenticity.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

VAYA: The Doors – ‘Crystal Ships’

Phil: The album of “Extreme” called “Pornograffitti” is really great and I’m very inspired by it!!!!

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

VAYA: Vinyl

Phil: I prefer CD’s!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

VAYA: still waiting for it 

Phil: It was at “The Dukes” bar last year coz there were so many people and they were so amazing and unbelievable!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

VAYA: What I am doing today, painting, writing, healing and taking care of my family and friends.

Phil: Oh I really don’t know what else I could be doing honestly, lol!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Phil: Oh maybe my family or other friends.

VAYA:  My kids, my partner and my pets 😉

What’s next for the band?

VAYA: So actually in Toronto on process for the second album that will be burn on vinyl. It’s a long process. We are finishing the master of one piece of it and I was in Japan to do the video clip. We hope it will be out this Autumn it depends on the festival in Fukuoka (Japan). And in 2020 a new Canadian tour and working on a South America tour + UK (2020).

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

VAYA: www.vaya-official.com

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

VAYA: I don’t know, do you?

Phil: Oh I really don’t know but I’d say biscuit, lol!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Phil: Yeah, just take care, have fun, enjoy and keep on rocking!

VAYA: Thank you for your questions. Have a lovely one and keep the sacred fire everywhere in the world!
VAYA!

 

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EMQ’s with COLOSSAL STREET JAM

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EMQ’s with COLOSSAL STREET JAM

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with New Jersey, US based Rock/Blues band, the brilliant Colossal Street Jam. Huge thanks to them for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Gene Potts and I am the lead vocalist for Colossal Street Jam.
Colossal started in the early 90’s and stayed a band until 95, we disbanded and came back together in 2014 with 2 new members joining myself, Sal Marra on guitar and vocals and Tony Flora on bass, we are the original members.

How did you come up with your band name?

Our name comes from our good friend John DiMaggio (the voice of Bender on Futurama). After seeing us for the first time he said we sounded like “one big colossal street jam”.

What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?

We are from the United States and the metal scene here is huge, we come from the same area as Monster Magnet, Atomic Bitchwax, Overkill and Black Label Society. I am a huge metal fan but our band definitely is not categorized as metal, we an early 70’s Deep Purple, Grand Funk or Bad Company type band.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

Our latest release is “Just Take Hold”. It’s a 5 song EP that came out in late 2018.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Paul Rodgers of Free/Bad Company and my father.

What first got you into music?

My father is a gospel vocalist and listened to all types of music when I was growing up. I found my love for Grand Funk and soul music thru my father’s influence.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

That’s a tough one…Markus King or Allen Stone. If Jeff Buckley was still alive I would definitely say him as well.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

There is so many. I like all the European festivals like Download or Wacken Open Air. HRH in England is awesome as well. I think the European crowds get crazier for live music and rock bands.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

A signed picture of them!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Support unsigned music and indie bands. There is great music in your local area, support them, go to their shows, buy their music.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Prince!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I enjoy the family atmosphere of the musicians I play with, I dislike the way unsigned and indie bands are treated. I run the business for our band and it can be very frustrating dealing with promoters, media, managers and etc who give unsigned bands little respect.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

One thing is tough, there’s so many but I’d say “Pay to Play”.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

This may throw you but “Reign in Blood” from Slayer is in my top ten.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Still like Vinyl but Downloads are easier.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

We opened for Mark Farner in NYC last year.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I guess what I’m doing during the day, I’m an analyst for a messaging company out of Canada.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Mark Farner of Grand Funk, Tom Araya from Slayer, Phil Anselmo of Pantera, Paul Rodgers of Bad Company and Tatiana Shmaylyuk of Jinjer. You can come as well.

What’s next for the band?

European tour May 2nd thru 14th.Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Facebook, Reverbnation, Spotify, iTunes
https://www.facebook.com/colossalstreetjam/
https://www.reverbnation.com/colossalstreetjam
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3YWEklO6bfARaNpO3bcH3G

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Never heard of them but willing to learn.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you to online mags like yourselves for supporting Indie and unsigned bands.
Support your local musicians they are making some of the best music that not everyone is hearing. If you hear of Colossal Street Jam coming to your town please come see us, say hello!

 

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EMQ’s with FRANK PALANGI

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EMQ’s with FRANK PALANGI

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Hard Rock artist Frank Palangi. Huge thanks to him for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Frank Palangi – guitar/vocals & songwriting.
Home grown New York Indie-Rock Recording Artist. Frank Palangi fuels a refreshing positive outlook with his quote “NO PLAN B” that acts as his mission. Serving up a feeding frenzy of edgy heavy guitars, deep n gritty vocals and a modern yet post grunge – old school rock tone. Starting out after leaving high school with a solid support system backing, Frank’s dream of music began a few years later on a path that led to the 2011 debut self-titled “Frank Palangi EP”. Influenced by bands from the 80’s (Metallica, Ozzy, Def Leppard, Megadeth), 90’s (Creed, Godsmack, 3 Doors Down), 2000’s (Daughtry, Three Days Grace, Shinedown), he sculpted his musical motifs in the music mecca Nashville, TN. Leading up after with the “I Am Ready EP’ – “Set Me Free EP” and an upcoming untitled 4th EP, working with various industry producers and national act band members from Day of Fire, Pillar, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry and Saving Abel. Frank isn’t the stereotypical rocker with the Rock’n’Roll lifestyle you may think they are viewed as. From early childhood he learned to adapt to his chronic medical illnesses that impacted his decisions in his everyday life. Turning it all around, he used it to bring his dreams into reality saying “I have no Plan B backing down on my dreams.”

How did you come up with your band name?

I was in a high band and then went solo ever since and used my name.

What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?

USA and it’s popular – some underground stuff – mainstream bands still touring and rockin it up!

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

“Set Me Free” EP with the music videos on VEVO – also a new cover song ‘Every Rose Has It’s Thorn’ (acoustic) coming out May 23rd on iTunes, Amazon and more!

Who have been your greatest influences?

Metallica – Megadeth – Ozzy – Creed – Daughtry

What first got you into music?

The movie ‘The Crow’ actually. A dead rocker coming back to life I thought was really cool and wanted to learn the guitar and play what he did in the film. That’s how it all started.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Metallica!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Any of the rock ones! I’m not picky with that. Any of them huge ones would be a huge opportunity!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

It’s weird but Cheerwine soda – cans from the south! My fans are awesome! I live in NY and cant’ get em up here in the north.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Never back down on your dreams!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Johnny Cash!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love the fan interaction and live show feeling of connecting. I also love the studio work and working with different people in that way.
Honestly social media and promotions can be a huge burden from the artistic time.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Labels taking a chance more on indie artists for their talents and not just streams and follower numbers and how popular that you made yourself without their help just to slap a label on it afterwards.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Metallica – “Black Album”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

CD’s I’m a fan!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Opening for Alice in Chains and Janes Addiction at the Uproar Festival.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Acting or making films, maybe some modelling

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, James Hatfield, John Carpenter and Wes Craven!

What’s next for the band?

I’m working on my 4th EP that I hope to release late 2019 but in the meantime I’m playing acoustic around north east region and doing some side work with recording, producing, guitar lessons for others and some acting. I’m excited to share the new cover ‘Every Rose Has It’s Thorn’ also. Big fans of the 80’s!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/frankpalangisoloartist/
https://twitter.com/frankpalangi
https://www.instagram.com/frankpalangimusic/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Hahah no idea haah i just eat em!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

www.frankpalangi.com My Official Website
Anyone can message me through social media and I’d be glad to chat and connect.
All songs are on Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and more!
Thank you for supporting indie!

 

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EMQ’s with BEING “ALIVE” IS BEAUTIFUL!

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EMQ’s with BEING “ALIVE” IS BEAUTIFUL!

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with German, Black/Doom Metal band Being “alive” Is Beautiful. Huge thanks to Christina Earlymorn for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Hi folks! My name is Christina Earlymorn and I play the bass and sing. I started the band in 2017 as a solo project.

How did you come up with your band name?

Back in 2017, I wanted to end my life. I wanted to jump in front of a train. I said to myself: Being “alive” is soooo damn beautiful… Let’s end this existence! Well. Then I was thinking that BEING “ALIVE” IS BEAUTIFUL might sound like a good band name for a depressive metal project. So, I began to write the music instead of killing myself.

What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?

I am from Germany/Bavaria (Munich region). Our scene is a mix between the South German metal scene and the North Austrian metal scene. It’s a small family like scene. Everybody kinda knows everyone and bands are helping out each other. I like it. We have thrash, death and extreme metal down here.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

Our latest release is a long-player which is called “UNFRIEDEN” (un-peace). It was released on April 4th. We also released a music video to it called SELBSTFINDUNG (self-finding) and is ready to watch on YouTube!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prox60fhJQc

Who have been your greatest influences?

I am mainly a guitar playing girl. I started out 19 years ago on guitar. In BEING “ALIVE” IS BEAUTIFUL I only play bass, because we are a two piece band. Only drums, bass and vocals. No guitars.
But to answer your question, I have to say: Gorgoroth, Immortal, Megadeth, Zakk Wylde, Dimebag Darrell, Joe Bonamassa and Yngwie Malmsteen.

What first got you into music?

I was bullied over a very long time in school, plus abused by a Catholic Nun in elementary school for two years. My parents were always fighting at home and I had no one who cared/listened to me. After I listened to some Metallica, I knew what kinda sound was fitting to my soul and I wanted to play guitar. So, bullying brought me to Metallica, Metallica brought me to playing guitar and playing guitar brought me deeper into Metal music and different styles of music over the years also.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Zakk Wylde!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Too tough a question! I really don´t know. I always love to perform in front of people. IDGAF if it’s on the streets of nowhere, or if it’s at the Whiskey a Go-Go in Hollywood or at Wacken.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

I have not received any gift or weird gift from a fan. But fans are writing how I helped them through rough times with my music via Email and Facebook. That´s GIFT enough for me!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Life SUCKS, but with our music it pretty much gets acceptable :-). (Wait until we drop our new Single 😉 The title begins with “Life Sucks, but our….” …you will see!) We want to be a shoulder for you to lean on with our music, when nobody seems to care, see or understands you with your depression, problems, frustrations, fears, transsexualism, loss of a loved one or cancer diagnosis, ETC!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Dimebag Darrell!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Playing my instruments, recording music and getting creative!
I hate the hole grid steps that are often installed to get up to the stage, because I fall through the holes with my heels. I’ve got to have two pairs of shoes with me. That SUX!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

That talent would matter over the “if it sells, we support it” thing going on.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Motörhead – “Bastards”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Vinyl!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Well, with BEING “ALIVE” IS BEAUTIFUL we haven’t had a gig yet, because it wasn´t planned to create a band and to play our songs live. So we rehearse a lot, to get to the right level!
With the other band, in which I play guitar (SUCKING LEECH) we play a lot of gigs. I can remember playing with SUCKING LEECH at Kaltenbach Open Air Festival. This is in the Austrian mountains. It was a good gig and a cool location! Otherwise I enjoyed playing the Obscene Extreme Festival with SUCKING LEECH back in 2017! The crowd was so intense!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I would probably kill somebody.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

My man, a GWAR band member, Donald Trump, a Clown and Evel Knievel to jump over us!

What’s next for the band?

We will finish our Single that we wanna put out. We also want to get a music video done for it. And in between we will rehearse the shit out of us!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

https://www.facebook.com/beingaliveisbeautiful/
https://beingaliveisbeautiful.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=being+alive+is+beautiful
https://www.facebook.com/earlyrocks/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

“Jaffa Cake” always remembers me of Teal´c. My man is a huge Stargate SG1 fan! There is a Jaffar warrior named Teal´c and I think he may dig this biscuit cake, because it says “Jaffa”!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you so much for the Interview! Keep on rockin´ – rulin´!
Greetings from Munich!
Christina Earlymorn // Being “alive” is beautiful

 

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EMQ’s Here’s one from The NECROSEXUAL!

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EMQ’s Here’s one from The NECROSEXUAL!

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Philadelphia based Black/Thrash/Crossover Punk/Metal act the Necrosexual. Huge thanks to him for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

I’ve performed as a comedian and video correspondent for Metal Injection since 2012. Musically, I released my debut album “GRIM-1” in 2018, and wasted no time delivering my second cumming entitled “The Gory Hole Overture In F#”.

How did you come up with your band name?

I have a dark sense of humour, and I charge my performances with sexual machismo. Big GRIM energy, as I call it. It’s a bit derivative of black metal because there are already so many other bands and musicians who use the Necro- prefix, but that’s the point. It’s a play on all that has come before with my own colourful twist.

What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?

I’m from the United States. There’s a metal scene, sure, but I see a real lack of showmanship and charisma. A lot of bands look the same and sound the same. No stage presence, no attitude. I’m here to entertain you, seduce you and brutalize you all at once.

What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)

We have my new EP The Gory Hole Overture In F# coming at you on May 17th. We also just premiered my new single ‘Orgy On Your Burial’ at Kerrang!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8nw1Fev5_Y

Who have been your greatest influences?

From a guitarist’s stand point, definitely Slayer, Metallica, Kreator. They all inspired me to learn my chops and play music that is challenging, but still catchy. My biggest influences for attitude are Venom, Motorhead, Van Halen. Rock N roll baby!

What first got you into music?

I always say “it’s not a phase I’m going through dad!” But really, my dad has opened my eyes and ears from a young age to great rock music. He is a drummer and grew up in the seventies. I distinctly remember listening to “Dark Side Of The Moon” with him when I was six years old, and it blew my mind. Up until that point the only music I knew was from Sesame Street or Disney movies. So to go from that, to this futuristic space music with David Gilmour’s shimmering guitar leads and mind bending keyboard solos, it was quite the eye opening experience for baby Necro.
My dad also got me my first Metallica CD when I was 12. He’s a big Yankees fan, so he dug it when they played “Enter Sandman” every time Mariano Rivera took the mound. In short, my dad unwittingly created this monster. And it’s definitely not a phase I’m going through!

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I have a longstanding dream to collaborate with S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D. They are a Philly-based, futuristic synth rock band. It sounds like if Ennio Morricone made a rock band in the Road Warrior universe. We played a show with them in the fall, so who knows what the future holds?

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

The greatest gift I ever received is from artist Daniel Daruda, who painted a portrait of me. I am a flattery activated performer.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Keep it grim.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

The bassist in me says Cliff Burton, naturally.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Venom – “Welcome To Hell”. The ultimate debut from the world’s first black metal band, so far as I’m concerned.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

The most important part is supporting the band, or your local record store that sells the music.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Halloween 2018 with Basilysk and S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D….RIFFS galore baby.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Slowly dying from boredom and regret.

What’s next for the band?

We play with the mighty THOR on May 7 in Philadelphia at Philamoca.
I also plan to do a short east coast tour with Basilysk June 12-15 in Baltimore, Richmond and Raleigh. Then, it’s back to recording the next barrage of hits in my lair/.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Bandcamp, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
https://www.facebook.com/Grimmestofalltime/
https://twitter.com/TheNecrosexual
https://necrosexual.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBww_Zbw390q6TPUsmnWCMQ

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you Ever Metal for going one on one with the GRIM1. See you maniacs in hell

Necrosexual by Chris Koontz

 

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Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of Chris Koontz

EMQ’s with FOREVER AUTUMN

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EMQ’s with FOREVER AUTUMN

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Acoustic Doom duo Forever Autumn. Huge thanks to them for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Autumn Ni Dubhghaill is ainm dom (my name). I play many instruments for the band, including but not limited to; guitar, balalaika, feadog, bodhran, doumbek, hand drums, didgeridoo, sing, scream, howl, chant, and a bit of cello. (Jon plays the majority of the cello)
Forever Autumn came into being in late 2000, with a very limited first release in 2001. We have been producing werke and performing since then, having recently released a new album; “Howls In The Forest At Dusk£.

How did you come up with your band name?

When I introduce myself at new venues about myself and the band, some will give me a little wink and a nod, Forever Autumn, right… However, in the finding of the name, I had not taken my own into account. It could be a happy coincidence; forever myself, but the title really speaks to the dying tyme of year. The tyme when the cold creeps in and ev’rything begins to sleep. It is about the darkening skies and the sideways light and all the magic and mystery of the season.

What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?

We are based in the United States, New England to be precise. This is a large country and any generalization of the metal scene seems a bit presumptuous. I can tell that in this little corner of New England, there is not much for scene, but that’s why we travel and play elsewhere.

What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our latest release is a new album by the title “Howls In The Forest At Dusk”. It has been released both on CD and Digital formats. The prime intention of this release is and waes for a vinyl release however that haes eluded me thus far as Forever Autumn is entirely self-funded.

Who have been your greatest influences?

I don’t know that I can answer this with a “who”. The natural and preternatural worlds around me are a big influence, and the spaces between them. I claim both Doom and Black Metal influences in my werke, as well as the folk songs of Northern and Eastern Europa. I have a vast collexion of Slavic and Russian gypsy records. It would be silly to think that these werkes carry no influence.

What first got you into music?

Growing up, on Sunday mournyngs, my Dad would play classical musique on the radio. He’s a big Beethoven fan. It waes early instilled in myself and my siblings a love for such art. I am not sure if that is what first got me into musique, but one could see the influence. No, musique seemed a natural path and progression for me. As a wee lass I waes not interested in learnyng musique and to this day still have no proper training. One day it came to me and I began to pick things up and experiment and the result is nearly 20 years of Forever Autumn. It’s difficult to pinpoint the beginning.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

If I could collaborate with a current band or musician, it would not be as grand as some may suspect. From my werke on the My Dying Bride tribute album from Doom-metal.com, I made some very good friends. If I could, I would love to work with them on a small project, almost like a Doom supergroup. These musicians and friends include; Dominik Sonders of Sidetrack Walker, Yegor Ostapenko of Narrow House, and JS Decline of Estrangement. I am certain that our collaboration would produce something wonderous.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

I had long felt that playing the Day of Darkness festival in Ireland would be fun. Also, the Wave-Gotik-Treffen festival would be great. I don’t know how I would afford to get to and stay at any of these locations, but the fantasy is fun. I feel like Forever Autumn would be a good fit at either or both of the aforementioned festivals.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

I don’t receive many gifts from fans; a bloodstone here, a home-made candle there, not much of note. The gesture is important and very well appreciated. I am just happy to share my creative werkes.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

To the few and far between, my thanks for your continued support.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

I would bring back David Bowie, just for a little bit longer.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I enjoy those rare moments when I am approached or contacted by a fan and they share with me the influence and impact that my werke haes had on their lives. One rarely sees the impact they have on the world around them, unless that world takes the tyme to speak up and reveal.
I do not enjoy the sketchy promoters that find ways to swindle us, nor the lack of respect often experienced by bogus venues, promoters, and bands. Respect one another and thy craft.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I would change the lack of taking a chance on something new, often shadowing labels these days. No, they are not all so closed, but I feel the industry in general could use an expanded mind.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

I cannot, so I will name three;
Dimmu Borgir – “For All Tid”
My Dying Bride – “Turn Loose The Swans”
David Bowie’s – The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I feel that vinyl is superior, cassettes are great, CD’s are important, and Downloads boast convenience. I am one of those people that really appreciates the physical copy of something. The heft of a record and the sound of the recordings. I also have a difficult tyme listening to musique on the computer/ phone/ or similar format. I, agayne, am one of those odd people nowadays that prefers the multi-part stereo over the bluetooth speaker or what-have-you.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

It is difficult to choose. I could find a great gig or two in our multiple performances with Italy’s the Spiritual Bat.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

It haes taken me years to discern, but I believe I can finally call myself a Visual, Sound, Sculptural, Installation, Performance, Recording, Ritual Artist. I am an artist of many forms, and were I not creating musique, I would still be creating.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I think that I would invite the Dalai Lama, Anubis, David Bowie, Shiva, and Siouxsie Sioux!

What’s next for the band?

I have already begun work on the next album as well as a hopeful 20th anniversary treat. We’ll be performing more this year with some small tour plans.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Bandcamp haes been a great boon, but then agayne, it would not be so useful if there waesn’t something like facebook with which to promote it. There are probably better outlets for such things but I’m not so savvy with things like twitter and beyond.
https://www.facebook.com/HailWoodlandSorcery/
https://foreverautumn.bandcamp.com/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I believe that I would classify them as a biscuit. They are not spongy enough to be considered cake in my mind.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you for the interview. It haes been fun. Hail Woodland Sorcery!!

 

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EMQ’s with TY MORN

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Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Multi-National Metal Project Ty Morn, who, I think have released one of the best albums of 2019 so far. Huge thanks to Aron Biale for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

I’m Aron Biale from the band/project Ty Morn, created by myself last year with the help of several musicians from around the globe. I play bass and guitar.

How did you come up with your band name?

I split my time between the UK and Brittany where I have a studio. ‘Ty’ is a Breton word roughly translating as ‘where man dwells’ and ‘Morn’ is from the Old English for ’morning’. Just liked the sound of it together…!

What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?

I’m from (arguably) the home of classic rock and metal, the UK, good ol’ Blighty!
What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our debut album “Istor” was released in March 2019 on digital and CD formats. A ltd. edition vinyl release is planned.

Who have been your greatest influences?

I grew up around the birth of the NWOBHM, Queen, Meatloaf, Bay Area Thrash, the LA Scene, it kind of consumed my life when I was a small kid.

What first got you into music?

“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I’d do a metal album with Jorn Lande and write a melodic rock album with Jim Peterik.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Hellfest (not far from my studio, haha)!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

A Chilean Rose tarantula.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

I’m new on the scene, so a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has championed and supported this band so far. If you guys want it, I’ll keep writing and playing and flying the flag for metal!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Freddie Mercury!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

When the creative spark hits and a song says ‘write me! I hate being limited in what I can physically play. Glad there are those around me who are more talented players.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

To have more integrity, and less focus on passing trends.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Bat Out of Hell” by Meatloaf

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Vinyl for warmth, downloads for ease. Cassettes, no ta.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Ty Morn is yet to perform live. We’ll get a touring band together asap.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Running a smallholding. Sheep and stuff…!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Richard Harris, Steve Perry, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury and Sigourney Weaver

What’s next for the band?

Album two is written and studio sessions have begun and then reaching out for a deal or crowd funding for its release end of 2019.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Bandcamp, Facebook, Youtube, Spotify, Deezer, iTunes.
https://www.facebook.com/tymornband/
https://tymorn.bandcamp.com/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/1T8SeaooGyift8jhMdVPfz

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuit!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks Evermetallers for asking me to do this. It’s been a hoot!

 

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EMQ’s with CRYOSPHERE

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Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Roskilde, Denmark based Melodic Metalcore band CRYOSPHERE. Huge thanks to them for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Our name is CRYOSPHERE. We are a dual fronted mayhem metal band from Denmark. We have a quite distinguished sound due to our diverse backgrounds and both female and male vocalists. The blend between the fragile, hardcore, electronic and the symphonic elements is what makes us special.

How did you come up with your band name?

All of us came up with different names and we had something as democratic as a vote within the band between the names. CRYOSPHERE won because it had so many meanings that appealed to us. We have a deepfelt love for and connection with nature and that attracted us towards a name that could represent both nature and humankind.

What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?

We are from Denmark. In Denmark the metal scene isn’t very big, but in the last few years a lot of new bands have risen up and we are beginning to see a growth within the scene, which is amazing. The metalcore/melodic metal/post hardcore scene isn’t big still and we really hope that with the growth in the metal genre in general sparks some interest in music that has a closer relation to ours so that we can tour with some local bands.

What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our latest release is a single is called “Reflections”, which is a song that focuses on people as individuals. We all have the possibility to look inwards and change ourselves if we find ourselves down a path that isn’t the right one for us, but sadly we see many people closing their eyes to the truth. “Reflections” is all about opening those eyes and accepting the truth no matter how difficult that pill is to swallow.
We have some more releases planned later this year, so stay tuned.

Who have been your greatest influences?

This is a very difficult question since we all have different tastes in music and therefore also influences. Some would say that they hear some Evanescence, Periphery, Architects, Bring Me The Horizon, In This Moment and Jinjer in our music. We let that be up to our fans, since our work really is a collaboration between all of us. Each of us have a big say in how the final song ends up.

What first got you into music?

For most of us it comes from our family in some way. Some inspired with their taste in music, some were inspired by musicians in the family. Anders(vocals) was inspired by his childhood friend Emil, who’s the guitar player in our band.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Anders: Dead by April. Jimmy is a beast and I would like to sing the song “Two Faced” with them at some point.
Sirene: Jared Leto. He’s such a talented musician. I think I could learn a lot from him.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Sirene: Rock Am Ring, because it’s been a dream since I watched a live video of HIM on YouTube.
Anders: I would love to go to the UK and play at DOWNLOAD, or ROCK AM RING in Germany, cuz I’ve seen so many great shows on Youtube with insane crowds!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

We’re still very new and don’t have that big a following yet, but Sirene’s received a drawing of her made by a fan from one scene in our “Wolves & Kings” video. That was pretty sweet.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

We might not have many fans yet, but the ones we have are very dedicated and supportive. We are so amazed by the dedication and we feel truly lucky to have this special connection with you. So thank you from the bottom our hearts!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

There are so many we’ve lost too soon, but Chester Bennington. He was a great artist and talented musician and we draw a lot of inspiration from him, both as vocalists and as a businessman, who stopped at nothing to break through with his music.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Sirene: We enjoy the fact that we are on this journey together. Being able to create something with your great friends is the best feeling.
Anders: Well I enjoy being 100% dedicated to something that means the world to me. And the worst part of being a musician is that time flies like crazy, and that can be stressful

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

The fact that there are so many that profit off the artist and because of that the artist gets so little out of what they’ve made. Hopefully this business model will change soon.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Anders: Metallica – “And Justice For All”
Sirene: Bring Me The Horizon – ”Sempiternal”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Anders: I like the physical parts to some extent, but I use download like 99% of the time.
Sirene: I used to buy CD’s and I have a lot of Vinyls, but I don’t really listen to them anymore. It’s so much easier to stream.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Sirene: I would actually say the first concert we had. And not because the rest were bad, but because the first concert was for teenagers, and they don’t shy away from having a good time. We never would have imagined that our first concert would involve wall of death and circle pits, but it did and it was amazing. The crowd was really into us.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Anders: I am studying to become a teacher, and I will be done in summer 2020, so i would teach.
Sirene: I still havn’t figured that out. I work night and day for this band to work out, so that I don’t have to settle for less.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

We’re like the band of introverts. So if we’re talking about having the best time, we’d invite our bandmates in a heartbeat. But if we’re talking about people who could have interesting conversations perhaps Jared Dines, Matt Heafy, Winston McCall, Sam Carter and Oli Sykes.

What’s next for the band?

At this moment we’re concentrating on rewriting some material and getting all set up for our summer concerts. We made it to the finals in Emergenza Festival and we’re preparing for our show in June. After that we’re heading back into the studio to finish up some material before we go for a fall tour around Denmark.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We’re big fans of Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. We try to keep them as updated as possible, since we’ve got a lot of fans outside of Denmark. They really love to interact with us on social media and we enjoy speaking with them.
https://www.facebook.com/cryosphereband
https://twitter.com/CRYOSPHEREBAND
https://www.instagram.com/cryosphereband/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

We don’t have that here. It’s probably not a cake even though it’s got “cake” in its name. It’s a trick question! Maybe.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

The cryosphere is the portion of the earth where water is in its solid form.

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EMQ’s with TORQUED

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EMQ’s with TORQUED

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with South West, UK Groove Metal band & Ever Metal favourites Torqued. Huge thanks to Marc Cleave for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

We are ‘Torqued’
We are a Groove laden Heavy Metal Band based in the South West of UK.
We have been together since 2017.

How did you come up with your band name?

Torqued has several meanings, Sexual, Industrial… We are Fully Torqued!

What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?

UK. The underground scene is healthy, but as with anywhere, it needs support.

What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our new EP Coup de Grace, OUT NOW.
www.torqued.co.uk

Who have been your greatest influences?

Life influences everything we do, so life I suppose…!

What first got you into music?

The need to create.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Difficult one. Unknown at the moment. Um, Rimmy and Kurt?

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Wacken!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

A sports cup…!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Thank you for the support.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Bon Scott!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Love performing and creating. Hate admin and answering questions lol

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Cockwomble wannabees with Facebook pages, claiming to be something they clearly are not!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Metallica – “Ride The Lightening”.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

They all have their worth.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

As Torqued, Amplified Open Air Festival 2018.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Ha, It’s all I know!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Freddie Mercury, Bon Scott, Jimi Hendrix, Chester Bennington, Morph.

What’s next for the band?

New EP release, short film and lots of gigs.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.torqued.co.uk

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Who cares! Just eat them

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

#WeareTorqued

 

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EMQ’s with SCARS OF REMEMBRANCE

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EMQ’s with SCARS OF REMEMBRANCE

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Wrexham, North Wales Metal band & Ever Metal favourites Scars Of Remembrance. Huge thanks to them for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Hi, I’m Ben SoR Burke and i play drums and try and do backing vocals.
Other members of the band are-
Daniel Dawson – Guitars + Backing Vocals
Mark Harris – Guitars + Backing Vocals
Karl Ditcher – Bass
Mike Edwards – Vocals
Scars of Remembrance are a 5 piece metal band from Wrexham, North Wales. We have been a band for about 6 years but had a few line-up changes in that time.
Ben, Dawson and Harris are founding members.
Our first bassist left after 3 years then we got Karl in.
Over the years we’ve had a few singers in. After our last singer left we decided that the rest of the band would have a go at the vocals, in case we struggled to find a replacement. Now we have our new front man Mike there are 4 of us singing in the band now.
We have done a few rough demos and there are a few live recordings over on our YouTube page.
We compare ourselves to Killswitch Engage, Bury Tomorrow, Of Mice and Men and 36 Crazyfists.
Now we feel we have the right line-up to start taking the next steps as a band and are looking to record an EP, make a music video and play some festivals.

How did you come up with your band name?

Finding a cool catchy band name is very hard, after a few of us came up with crap attempts, Harris shouted out Scars of Remembrance and we all thought ‘That’s cool!’ and that was that, S.o.R was born.

What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?

We are all from sunny Wrexham in North Wales.
To be honest the metal scene has died a little bit here, with venues shutting up and down the place. There is a local metal Promotions team that is trying it’s hardest to keep the music scene alive.

What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)

We have just done 2 live recordings, 1 at the live rooms Chester, and a recent one at Glyndwr for a live TV sessions recording, which is mainly to help the students record and film live acts. All available over on our Youtube page.

Who have been your greatest influences?

We all have so many in the band, which is good as if we all liked the same band we’d tend to sound like them.
I started out with Metallica at a prime old age of about 10, but the older I got the heavier I got- Lamb of God, Despised Icon, Job for a Cowboy, Suicide Silence, Emmure ,The Acacia Strain, Killswitch Engage, think you get the idea.

What first got you into music?

I come from a musical family, been in bands with my Uncle and a few Cousins over the years, and my Dad played the side drum for the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, so got inspired at an early age with the drums.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I think cause our Frontman has a heavy scream and me (Ben), Dawson and Harris are trying to lighten a few of the vocals with some singing, I think I’d like Jason Cameron from Bury Tomorrow to come do some choruses for us as I think his voice is amazing. And Chris Adler from Lamb of God on drums, just to improve me really!
Dawson all day long would say Slash!
Harris would say Charlie Simpson from Busted!!!
Karl would say all of Tool!
And Mike probably JJ Peters from Deez Nuts!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Obviously the Holy Grail of Festivals which is Monsters of Rock/Donington/Download. I’ve lost count as to how many times I’ve been there, and have always said “I’d love to play there one day!” Will my day come??????

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Not sure if it’s the weirdest but it’s a gift I didn’t really expect back, and that was my drumstick after I threw it out after our set!!!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Support all Live Music, if you don’t then these local up and coming acts/bands will never be those bands you go and see headline festivals with 80,000 other people.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Dimebag Darrell, I’m a drummer and like all things drums but for me he was the best Guitarist ever. Only ever seen him once, wish I’d seen him a lot more.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love playing drums, have most of my life, and playing live is such a buzz, playing music that helps people have a release and let all the bullshit of their daily lives out for that 30/45 mins is nice to see.
I hate spending 1000s of pounds on gear, travelling miles to venues and no one can be arsed to show up, and you play to the other bands and bar staff. I also hate venues over charging for people to get in to see live bands, that’s killing the underground music scene.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

God there’s loads, but one of the main ones and maybe it’s because I’m old, but it’s definitely this new wave of heavy metal moshing called ‘crowd killing’! I still like a good old ‘mosh’ myself, but these dicks are not doing it for the music, they are doing it to hurt people. Seen so many fights the last few years because of it.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Being a CD collector and having hundreds with a good genre range it’s going to be tough, so I’m going to put the album I’m listening to at the moment – Malevolence – “Self Supremacy”.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Think i answered that in the last question!!!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Probably the recent ones we did in Live Rooms supporting Hed PE one night in Chester then next night supporting Sumo Cyco in Wrexham Live Rooms. It felt nice playing the bigger stages, rather than a pub gig with 5 bands and everyone’s gear crammed in a tiny corner!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I have a day job so probably that!!!!!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Sir Alex Ferguson – I’m a massive United fan and he’s the Godfather!
Bret the Hitman Hart – He was my childhood hero!
Lars Ulrich – Yes he’s a dick but he’s the reason I play drums!
Andy Copping – so I could get him so drunk and agreeing for us to play Download!
Megan Fox – Just to see if she really is that fit!

What’s next for the band?

We are trying to get on a few Festivals this year and see if we have time to do a recording, we all lead busy lives so it can be hard.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

https://www.youtube.com/user/scarsofremembrance
https://www.soundcloud.com/scarsofremembrance
https://www.facebook.com/pg/scarsofremembrance

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Surely it says it on the pack what it is right??? Jaffa CAKE!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks to all the people that took the time to read all this shit I’ve put down, we would really appreciate you go give us a like on Facebook and check our stuff over on Youtube, and if you do that, we will buy you a pint next time we see you!!!!(but we pick!!!) haha
Also please keep supporting live music before all the venues shut down and there are nowhere for underground bands to play!
Lastly, thanks to Ever Metal for supporting us!
See you at a gig in the near future, Cheers S.o.R Boyos!

 

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